The Burgess Boys: Review

The Burgess Boys is an epic of a novel, with all kinds of themes and threads running throughout. It’s a bit of a puzzle to me why it’s named “The Burgess Boys,” since there are 2 Burgess boys and one girl in the story, but anyway. Jim, Bob, and Susan Burgess are siblings who are […]

The Stable Cat’s Christmas

Thanks Worthy Kids/Ideas for a review copy of this book and for the giveaway book as well. What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb. If I were a wise man, I would do my part, Yet what I can I give him — […]

The Royals by Kitty Kelley: Review

Kitty Kelley’s book “The Royals” ends with the famous quote from historian Walter Bagehot about royalty: “In its mystery is its life. We must not let daylight in upon magic.” But this book is pretty much 500 pages of letting in way more daylight than even royalty fans like me would like. I read one […]

The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss was one of my favorite books ever when I read it a decade or so back. I recently had a break in my reading, and decided to download it to my kindle (free, since it’s an older book) and read it again, to see how it seemed to me now. […]